Men & Fibromyalgia2020-11-30T18:58:20+00:00

Men &  Fibromyalgia

A Possible New Treatment for Fibromyalgia

“Research concerning new treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic pain are ongoing. The problem is that many of the individuals living with these conditions don’t even know that the research is taking place. Caleb Cummings, contacted the NFA and asked if we would share his experience of participating in a clinical trial at Stanford University, where they were looking at a possible new way to help relieve the pain of [...]

Living with Fibromyalgia as a Man

“Research concerning new treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic pain are ongoing. The problem is that many of the individuals living with these conditions don’t even know that the research is taking place. Caleb Cummings, contacted the NFA and asked if we would share his experience of participating in a clinical trial at Stanford University, where they were looking at a possible new way to help relieve the pain [...]

It’s a Guy Thing: Men with Fibromyalgia

By: Lisa Lorden Reprinted from FMOnline The relationship between fibromyalgia (FM) and gender has been a source of confusion and controversy among researchers and patients alike. Although FM is clearly more prevalent among women, the illness does afflict men as well, men with fibromyalgia. Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female [...]

The Evolving FM Experience

By: Sidney Mirsky Reprinted from FMOnline Health Log: 60 year old male. Health good; alert; physically in good shape for his age. Nothing organically wrong, all tests negative. Complains a lot! That was eight years ago. There is no point in detailing the aggravation of being told by your family physician that there is nothing wrong with you and if you hurt, take a hot bath, do [...]

Not Lazy – Not Crazy – Fibromyalgia

By: Russell Brooks Reprinted from FMOnline I’m a 44-year-old man, first diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1988. While fibromyalgia presents a litany of problems for all of us affected, as a man, the worst thing about it for me has been the criticisms I’ve received for “spending so much time in bed.” “What’s wrong with him?” has been a chant for years. “Fibromyalgia,” they say, “what’s that?” “Are [...]

4 Fibromyalgia, Those Who Can’t Do…

By: Eric Vought Reprinted from FMOnline I am a man — an outdoorsman — with fibromyalgia: I love backpacking, wilderness survival, biking, hunting, archery, farming, medieval re-enactment, forest management, building a home. Fibromyalgia has changed my life and identity; at the same time, it removed many of those things which I formerly used to do to relieve stress and anxiety. Over time I have learned to redefine [...]

Men & Fibromyalgia

By: Bob Hall Reprinted from FMOnline Michael J. Fox became a “one of a kind” type of guy because he stepped forward, and let the world know about his disease. He gained national attention, and received national compassion and sympathy because of his plight with disease. I applaud him for his courage to “take a stand” and bring awareness to a disease, and to get attention for Parkinson’s [...]

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